University set high hockey standard with scintillating form

University player Kate Davis, centre, against Figtree at Unanderra late last month. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

University player Kate Davis, centre, against Figtree at Unanderra late last month. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

HOCKEY

Wests have the unwanted task of trying to halt powerhouse rivals University's scintillating form on Sunday.

The Students are undefeated since round three of the competition and handed defending premiers Albion Park a 7-2 drubbing last weekend.

On Sunday they look to make Scott Matthew's men their next victim and the Wests coach was more than privy of the immense challenge facing his squad.

"At the moment they are a standard above everybody else," he said.

"If they have three or four players out they have another three or four who can step in and are just as good. They are quite a young fit side."

The last time Wests played Uni, the Students dished out an 8-0 flogging at Ross Robinson Field.

"I would just like to improve on our last effort against them. We played well for the start of both halves then let in some soft goals at the end of each half," Matthews said.

"I would like to see us put a more complete effort on for each full half."

Wests are coming off a shock 1-0 loss to Mittagong in round 13 which saw the Southern Highlands club move level with Robertson in fourth on the ladder.

But Matthews believes his Wests' outfit will put in a vastly different display in round 14.

"We can't really compare last week to this week given we had so many players out," he said.

Dapto and Robertson's clash was deferred last week, with the latter meeting Mittagong this weekend.

Dapto will play Albion Park.

In the women's competition, University meet Jamberoo, Fairy Meadow play Albion Park, Gerringong host Avondale and Railways Greys are up against Wests Illawarra.

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